Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 9

A couple of things stood out to me in my latest reading of The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron. 1.  On the issue of emotion, Temple and Sean are different in how they manifest … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Atheism, Social Skills

Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Where did Cain get his wife?  Many contend that Cain married his sister, for Genesis 5:4 affirms that Adam had sons and daughters.  But I’m skeptical of this, for a variety of reasons: 1.  After Cain killed Abel, God gave … Continue reading

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A Contract with the Earth 9

For my write-up today on A Contract with the Earth, by Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple, I’ll highlight something from page 74: “[Thomas] Eisner [of Cornell University] rightly considered the natural world a vast chemical treasury, but a source of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion

Unclean Meats, Ritual Purity, and Mark 7

I have two items for my write-up today on volume 4 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. 1.  Leviticus 11 has laws about meats that the Israelites are permitted and forbidden to eat.  In the faith … Continue reading

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